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Imagination"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed."Addison, Joseph
Imagination"The man who has no imagination has no wings."Ali, Muhammad
Imagination"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."Bacon, Sir Francis
Imagination"Really we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature."Baitaillon, Jean
Imagination"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person."Barron, Frank
Imagination"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."Baum, L. Frank
Imagination"Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams - daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing-are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to invent, and therefore to foster, civilization."Baum, L. Frank
Imagination"There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination."Burke, Edmund
Imagination"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."Carroll, Lewis
Imagination"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Imagination"Live out of your imagination, not your history."Covey, Stephen R.
Imagination"The possible's slow fuse is lit, by the Imagination."Dickinson, Emily
Imagination"Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face."Finley, James D.
Imagination"To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all."France, Anatole
Imagination"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block."Gauguin, Paul
Imagination"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Geisel, Theodor
Imagination"My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!"Geisel, Theodor
Imagination"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"Geisel, Theodor
Imagination"Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them."Gerard, Dr. Ralph
Imagination"I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant."Guin, Ursula K. Le
Imagination"To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."Kneller, George
Imagination"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge."Kupferberg, Tuli
Imagination"Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica."Leacock, Stephen B.
Imagination"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."London, Jack
Imagination"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."Marden, Orison Swett
Imagination"Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if.."; And then do it."Michals, Duane
Imagination"I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see."Michals, Duane
Imagination"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."Michelangelo, 
Imagination"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."Patton, Gen George S.
Imagination"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."Patton, Gen George S.
Imagination"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."Picasso, Pablo
Imagination"Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence."Podhoretz, Norman
Imagination"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."Poe, Edgar Allan
Imagination"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."Sagan, Carl
Imagination"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Imagination"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact."Shakespeare, William
Imagination"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."Thoreau, Henry David
Imagination"I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally."Trillin, Calvin
Imagination"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."Twain, Mark
Imagination"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life."Weil, Simone
Imagination"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."West, Jessamyn
Imagination"Some stories are true that never happened."Wiesel, Elie
Imagination"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."Yeats, William Butler
Imagination"I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel."Zarlenga, Peter Nivio

 



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